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Apr 10, 2017

“Fake Cop” Aaron Wilson Fined; Told by Judge to Keep Quiet

Aaron Wilson

Convicted fake cop, Aaron Wilson has been given a stern warning by Justice Adolph Lucas for mouthing off in the media last Tuesday, after being found guilty on two counts of impersonating a public officer.  The saga of the make-believe lawman concluded shortly after midday when he was ordered to pay one thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars in fines before being released from custody.  Represented by attorney Christelle Wilson, the imaginary police constable appeared in high court this morning during mitigation.  From the dock, he gave an account of the financial hardships and employment challenges he has had to endure ever since being exposed as an impostor back in 2010.  According to Wilson, the protracted ordeal has left him jobless and employers refuse to look in his direction because of the public outrage that has played out in the wake of his arrest.  To make matters worse, the phony PC made his rounds in the media last week and openly rejected the jury’s guilty verdict, prompting Justice Lucas to reprimand Wilson on the dangers of defamation.  News Five spoke with his attorney at the conclusion of the matter.

 

Christelle Wilson

Christelle Wilson, Attorney for Aaron Wilson

“Well as you know, Mr. Wilson was found guilty of two counts of false pretense of a public officer, to wit a police officer.  So today, Justice Lucas heard the mitigation pleas from the defense counsel which would be myself and Mr. Wilson himself took the stand and told the court of, you know, all the hardship that he has endured throughout the three years of awaiting trial; his responsibilities as a father, as a husband.  He’s also an older brother to siblings that he takes care of.  So he mentioned that to the court and then it was my responsibility to introduce the sections of the law that would have helped Mr. Wilson.  So I brought it to the court’s attention that the court has a discretionary power to impose a fine, as opposed to a custodial sentence when it can be shown to the court that there was delay in the matter coming to court and also where the individual had experienced hardship, like he had expressed.  And we were very lucky that Justice Lucas was very lenient and he took into consideration that this matter had been dragging out from 2010 to now.  We’re in the year 2017, and as his Lordship said that even though he was found guilty on two counts of false pretense of an officer, he didn’t do anything that resulted in any loss to anyone.  So it’s not like where we have cases where people suffered, you know, grievous harm or anything in relation to a fraud that a company would have lost money, in case a check bounced or anything like that.  So he took all of that into consideration when he was mitigating the sentence and he found the accused, well the convict now, he fined him two thousand dollars per count and he deducted two hundred and fifty dollars on each count.”

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